April 2014
Volume 55, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2014
Use of a modified tarsal transfer for patients with moderate ptosis and lid retraction
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Priya Sahu
    Eyesthetica, Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven C Dresner
    Eyesthetica, Los Angeles, CA
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    Commercial Relationships Priya Sahu, None; Steven Dresner, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2014, Vol.55, 3109. doi:
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      Priya Sahu, Steven C Dresner; Use of a modified tarsal transfer for patients with moderate ptosis and lid retraction. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):3109.

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Purpose: To describe a new surgical technique that incorporates the use of a tarsus and conjunctiva autograft to alleviate lower-lid retraction.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 15 cases of conjunctivo-tarso-mullerectomy combined with ectropion repair from 2010 through 2013 were analyzed at a private practice.

Results: 13 out of 15 patients had excellent functional and cosmetic results at 3 months of follow-up. One patient needed further revision for cosmetic purposes but had resolution of symptomatic tearing. One patient was lost to follow up.

Conclusions: The use of a patient’s own tarsus and conjunctiva as a spacer graft in lower lid retraction is a cost-effective and safe option in patients with both moderate ptosis and lid retraction.

Keywords: 526 eyelid • 474 conjunctiva • 631 orbit  

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